Construction of a unified social space for training health care professionals in the context of the Single Health System in Brazil

Maria de Lourdes da Silva Marques Ferreira Rosângela Minardi Mitre Cotta Regina Lugarinho Marilda Siriani de Oliveira About the authors

The aim of this article was to reflect critically on the importance of the training process for health professionals, focusing on issues involving the production of subjectivity, or healthcare models that approach health education in such a way as to expand individuals' autonomy and their capacity to intervene in their own lives through experience with otherness with users of the production of technical and scientific skills and adequate knowledge of the Single Health System (SUS). The article highlights the relevance of linkage and interaction between health services and educational institutions, problematizing health work, healthcare organization, and teaching, and building socially-oriented meanings and practices through active participation by health sector administrators, faculty, health services users, and students. Finally, the study approaches the importance of constructing social spaces, referred to here as "spaces for possibilities", which tend to define the universe of problems, references, theoretical frameworks, actors, and institutions. This "space of possibilities" allows effectively achieving the desired work relationship in the real world.

Single Health System; Professional Practice; Health Services


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